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Dry run for cropping systems

September 25, 2019

The heatwave of 2018 was yet another warning to both farmers and the public on the effects of…
With pitchfork and drone

September 25, 2019

At the Research Station for Plant Sciences in Lindau, postdoctoral researcher Helge Aasen is piloting a large, black…
IPR launches new event series on the future of UK farming, wildlife loss and climate change

September 23, 2019

We are experiencing a climate crisis that is destroying our planet. Here in the UK we are living…
Tides don’t always flush water out to sea, study shows

September 11, 2019

By area, tidal flats make up more than 50 percent of Willapa Bay in southwest Washington state, making…
How Small Farms Can Still Succeed Without Major Funding

August 29, 2019

Making the decision to own and operate a small farm is no easy feat. When you account for…
Want to help the Earth? Start with your dinner table

August 21, 2019

Everyone is concerned about the future of our planet. Climate is changing rapidly, there are more and more…
Another myth debunked – modern wheat does not rely on chemicals more heavily than older varieties

June 18, 2019

People today are suspicious of everything. And it’s probably a good thing – there is a lot of…
SmartFarm Innovation Network will build the farm of the future

June 3, 2019

On the farm of the future, drones will fly over forests and crops to communicate with robots embedded…
Are coffee farms for the birds? Yes and no.

May 2, 2019

Over 11 field seasons, between 1999 and 2010, ornithologist Çağan Şekercioğlu trekked through the forests and coffee farms…
New grant will allow ISU scientists to study how prairie strips on farms affect soil health over time

April 3, 2019

Researchers at Iowa State University will test how the environmental benefits of planting strips of prairie among row…
Sequenced genome of ancient crop could raise yields

March 6, 2019

An international team has sequenced and mapped the genome of proso millet – a feat essential to raising…
New analytics platform to help future-proof farms

January 22, 2019

Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO and rural technology start-up Digital Agriculture Services (DAS) today launched an innovative new…
Agricultural Field Delineation from Satellite Imagery

November 5, 2018

World agricultural output must continue to increase to meet the demand of the growing population. Remote sensing, especially…
Shaping the future of organic vegetable farming

August 23, 2018

The University of Liverpool is part of a new multidisciplinary project aiming to improve the competitiveness of three…
50 million tonnes of fruit and vegetables wasted in Europe every year just because they look ugly

August 22, 2018

You know that humanity is not technically lacking food and yet we have hunger. You also know that…
Bread is much older than agriculture and may be a driving factor rather than the result

July 21, 2018

Humans started their agricultural practices around 10 thousand years ago. Growing food in the same place was very…
Don’t neglect to water garden in summer

July 9, 2018

No matter the stereotype, summers are dry in Oregon and gardens need to be watered regularly, especially in…
Intensive farming may not be as good of a solution as previously believed

June 29, 2018

World‘s population is still growing wildly and it is bad news. Our planet can only sustain that many…
Key ocean fish can prevail with changes to farmed fish, livestock diets

June 18, 2018

Anchovies, herring, sardines and other forage fish play an essential role in the food web as prey for…
Bristol researchers to benchmark medicine use across UK beef farms

June 15, 2018

Antimicrobial resistance – or AMR – is a global threat, with an estimated 700,000 people dying from drug-resistant…
Farming Fish Saves Land

May 3, 2018

To satisfy the protein demands of an anticipated nearly 10 billion people by 2050, the United Nations’ Food…
Healthy soil lifts animal weight

April 20, 2018

Individual pastures on livestock farms yield surprisingly dissimilar benefits to a farm’s overall agricultural income, and those differences…
How long humans and turkeys are together? Even Mayans and Aztecs adored these birds

January 18, 2018

Turkey is a very important bird for us now. Mostly because they taste so good and are culturally…
“Virtual reality dairy farm brain” aims to help farmers make smarter decisions

August 24, 2017

There’s a failure to communicate on Mitch Breunig’s dairy farm. The problem doesn’t involve people—Breunig and his crew…
Greener Pastures

July 12, 2017

When it comes to animal farming, free range isn’t always better. That’s according to a UC Santa Barbara…
Glenwood’s early family farmers

July 25, 2016

Long before Iowa was the agricultural powerhouse it is today, a small group of Native Americans was already…
Scientists unearth oldest evidence of farming activity in Scotland

July 7, 2016

It is said that it is important to know where we are coming from to know where we…
Future of Small Farms Examined

January 20, 2016

What is the future of small farms in the United States and around the world? UC Riverside economist…
Scientists Peg Anthropocene to First Farmers

December 28, 2015

A new analysis of the fossil record shows that a deep pattern in nature remained the same for…
Humans began altering natural world 6,000 years ago

December 17, 2015

Scientists have found an abrupt change about 6,000 years ago in how terrestrial plant and animal species coexisted,…
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